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United IP Times Winter Update 2017

United IP Times Winter Update 2017

United Trademark & Patent Services are proud to announce our Winter Update, keeping you up to date with developments in Intellectual Property and related fields.

United Arab Emirates: United Arab Emirates has been unanimously approved as the newest national group of AIPPI on October 15, 2017. Nevin Jacob Koshy will be serving as one of the Board of Directors in the new UAE national group.

United Arab Emirates has also taken another positive step. The Minister of Justice has announced new specialized courts, which will also hear Intellectual Property Matters. The new court will have one judge and two experts. The new judicial system will come into effect starting 2018. We will provide you with more details once the provisions come into force.

Thailand: On November 7th, 2017, the Kingdom of Thailand will become the 99th Member of the Madrid Protocol.

Indonesia: On October 2nd, 2017, Indonesia submitted its instrument of ascension and will become the 100th member of the Madrid Protocol. Protection under the treaty will begin starting 2nd January 2018.

Myanmar: The Parliament in Myanmar is currently reviewing a new trademark law. If approved, the law is expected to come into force late 2017 or early 2018.

Jordan: On June 9th, 2017, the Kingdom of Jordan became the 152nd Member State of the Patent Co-operation Treaty.

Oman: As of July 31st, 2017, the Sultanate of Oman has adopted the GCC Trademark Law.

Syria: There will be an increase in Publication Fees as of October 15th, 2017

Morocco: Morocco has increased Official fees for all IP matters i.e. copyright, patents and trademarks

Egypt: The Egyptian Trademark Office will increase official fees as of October 15, 2017.


Where you can find us:

Attorneys from UTPS will be attending the following conference. If you would like to schedule a meeting please contact dubai@unitedtm.com

APAA Auckland 4-7 November 2017

INTA Leadership Meeting, Washington DC 7-10 November 2017

We would also like to take this opportunity for you to connect with us on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter Pages.

Wishing everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.